Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mounties turn attention to speed enforcement on Ridley Island Access Road

Using the Ridley Island Access Road as a personal testing range to scope out the speed capabilities of personal vehicles has cost some Prince Rupert residents a fair bit of cash, that after a Speed enforcement program on the Roadway that connects the Ridley Island  Industrial site with Highway 16.

In an information release today, the Prince Rupert detachment outlined how officers had nabbed 2 vehicles for excessive speeding and another for driving while prohibited as part of their patrol program between July 22 and July 24.

The enforcement program came after a number of complaints were received by the public related to high speed of travel on the access road.

The speed limits for the roadway is 50 km/h at the Ridley end and Highway 16 interchange section, while the main portion of the highway has a posted speed of 80km/h.

Prince Rupert RCMP members were on patrol along the
Ridley Island Access Road issuing tickets for
excessive speed on the road which features speed limits
of 50 and 80 km/h

A fine for excessive speeding costs 380 dollars, as well as having your car impounded to go along with the range of demerit points that will go with your fine.

In addition, the owner is responsible for the towing fees as well as the cost of the impoundment.

The threshold for excessive speed is set at when a vehicle is travelling at 40 km/h over the posted speed limit.

You can learn more about this week's enforcement program here.

For more items of note related to Emergency Responders on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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